The surgeon said that he had buried 10 bodies in Sudan in the past 6 days. The local fishermen told him that another 28 refugees had been found.
On Monday, two Ethiopian refugees and four Sudanese eyewitnesses told Reuters that they had found the bodies. According to two Ethiopian refugees and four Sudanese eyewitnesses, at least 30 corpses were washed into the Tigray area in northern Ethiopia. On the adjacent bank of the Sudan River.
The bodies were found in the Setit River, known as the Tekeze River in Ethiopia, which flows along the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea and then enters Sudan at the meeting point of these three countries.
Dr. Tewodros Tefera, a surgeon who fled the Ethiopian border town of Humera, told Reuters that he had buried 10 bodies in Sudan in the past six days. The local fishermen and refugees told them that another 28 bodies had been found, of which 7 Gu was found on Monday.
“They were shot in the chest, abdomen, leg…their hands were also tied up,” he added, with the help of refugees, he was able to identify the three bodies belonging to Tigrayans of Humera. When the fighting began, many Tigray people from Humera fled to Sudan.
According to Reuters, he shared two videos showing someone digging a grave for a corpse that was washed ashore, and someone burying what appeared to be the same corpse in a newly dug grave.
An Ethiopian refugee from Humera asked to remain anonymous for fear of affecting his family members who are still in Ethiopia. He said he found nine bodies.
“We found nine… they tied them with a rope, they were swollen, but there was no trace of being hit or shot,” he said.
He shared photos showing bruised and swollen bodies lying on the banks of the river.
Redwan Hussein, head of the Ethiopian government’s emergency working group on Tigray and Colonel Getnet Adane, spokesperson for the Ethiopian military, did not respond to WhatsApp’s comment on the body, while the spokesperson of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Billene Seyoum did not respond. According to Reuters, this was a comment. Comment request.
On Monday, a Twitter account operated by the Ethiopian government stated that the accounts of floating corpses circulating on social media were due to false propaganda by Tigrayyan “propaganda officers”.
But the Ethiopian refugee claim was supported by witnesses in Sudan.
Two local Sudanese officials and two Sudanese residents in the town of Wadd al-Hilew near the Setit Dam in Kassala State did not want to be named for fear of reprisals. They said they found about 20 bodies in the Setit River: five Monday, Sunday at 9 o’clock, Saturday at 6 o’clock.
The four told Reuters that some corpses were hit and the hands of others were tied, but there was no other obvious injury. The village is about 42 kilometers (26 miles) from the Hamdayet camp in Sudan, where Ethiopian refugees also found their bodies.
Eight months ago, a war broke out between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the ruling party of Tigray. The Tigray people had previously accused the Amharic army, allied with the central government, of dumping bodies there, but they denied the accusation.
In recent weeks, fighting has spread from Tigray to Amhara and Afar, which are adjacent to Tigray, which may further destabilize Africa’s second most populous country.